Juan is a 30 year old recent UNC graduate. We asked Juan why he came to Empower to train: “It all started with preparation for an upcoming wedding. I visited the Empower headquarters frantic one afternoon and told Paul I needed to lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks. I now know that Paul isn’t one [...]
So if you haven’t heard, this week Empower Personal Training is doing a week long nutrition challenge using the Paleo Diet. The gist of the diet is that if you can pick it and eat it raw or kill it it’s fair game (pun intended). So, no legumes (that includes peanuts), no processed foods, no [...]
Sticking to a routine isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s hardly ever easy unless the routine doesn’t require us to do much work. For instance, if I lived in Barbados, I think I could gladly start up the routine of getting up every day to chill in beach chair under some palm trees. Or better [...]
Since women spend so much time taking care of others we figured we would take the month of May to celebrate them with a few good blog posts on women’s health. Here are some articles I love: http://www.womenfitness.net/top10_misconception_bodybuild.htm http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/training-articles/what-women-should-never-do-but-often-do-while-trying-to-get-in-shape-part-1-of-6/ http://figureathlete.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_45_minute_workout http://figureathlete.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/how_strong_are_your_glutes_really Happy Mother’s Day and happy lifting!
Recently I’ve come across some cool articles with good information. Here is a blog post by my friend and Parkour coach, Colin Pistell. He talks about the popular imagery in various gyms, websites, and tattoos that depict what he calls the “death aesthetic.” Speaking of the death aesthetic, t-nation is full of blood-red symbols and [...]